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Stoicism’s Greatest Misconception

How Apathy and Apatheia differ vastly

Photo by Carlos Ibáñez on Unsplash

There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.”-Epictetus

It has often been believed of the Stoics, that those who follow this philosophical doctrine are cold unfeeling men, incapable of emotion and as such inhumane to a certain degree. Therein…



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Frank Ó'hÁinle

24-year-old Irish Trainee Solicitor (lawyer) writing about Stoicism, philosophy, and finding their way in life. Contact me: